Konsciouskind's gender neutral sustainable save the bees clothing

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Save the Bees | Organic Crop Top 100

Save the Bees | Organic Crop Top 100

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Save the Bees | Organic T-shirt 100

Save the Bees | Organic T-shirt 100

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Save the Bees Hoodie | Sustainable Hoodie 85

Save the Bees Hoodie | Sustainable Hoodie 85

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Organic, recycled, ethically made, zero waste, vegan… does sustainable clothing get any better than this?

The Importance of Bees and How to Save Them

The importance of bees and how to save them is a topic that has been on the minds of many people for quite some time. With the world population increasing, all pollinators are becoming more important than ever.

Can we survive without bees?

Honey bees, bumble bees and bees, in general, are vital pollinators. They are responsible for pollinating around one third of our food supply. This means without them, food production, and nutritional diversity would decrease.

Bowl of diverse fruits originating for bee pollination

It is estimated that bees contribute $50 billion dollars worth of agricultural value in North America alone every year; this number is only going to increase as the demand for food increases. The world population is expected to reach nine billion by 2050 and it will be necessary for us to produce 70% more food than we do now in order to feed everyone. This is why helping maintain and restore wild bee populations is so important.

UN Sustainable Development Goal 2, Zero Hunger UN Sustainable Development Goal 3, Good Health and Wellbeing UN Sustainable Development Goal 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth

Besides pollinating most of the food we humans eat, they also make it possible for over 65% of wild flowering plants to survive. Pollinators are the unsung heroes of the natural world, bringing balance to ecosystems and not asking for much in return for their services.

A honeybee pollinating a small purple flower

Bees and pollination are key to the survival of our planet as we know it. So, put simply, the answer is NO: we That's why it's important that we take measures and precautions to save the bees now.

Why is save the bees a thing?

The population of wild pollinators has been declining rather rapidly, and scientists believe that this is due to a combination of factors including but not limited to:

Climate change
Hazardous pesticides
Diseases and parasites
Habitat loss
Electro-magnetic radiation (EMF)
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

Bee decline poses a serious threat to global food security. Thus, our nutrition. Thus, our health and, ultimately, our survival.

Is the bee population actually in decline?

Yes. Some unfortunate figures which support this include:

US honeybee colony decline since 1947 (source: savethebees.com) US Honeybee population since 1947 (source: savethebees.com).

What are small things I can do to help save bees?

Add a variety of seasonal flowers to your garden or balcony, so that there's almost always nectar and pollen available for bees. Did you know honeybees love purple flowers?
If you have a garden, plant flowering hedgerows, bushes and trees. Can we even count how many flowers may appear from these during the blooming season?
Create a bee bath, shallow and with pebbles for bees to sit on. This will help satiate a tired bee's thirst between flowers.
Avoid using chemicals in your garden, including pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.
Buy honey from local beekeepers. Supporting them means supporting your local bees.
Protect a wild bee colony whenever you find it's under threat - ask your local beekeepers if you are unsure of what to do.
Provide homes for solitary bees in your garden (with small tubular structures) or sponsor a local hive.
Spread awareness about the importance of bees - we can help you do so with our bee clothing collection!
More tips on the UN's Bee Day and the Bee Conservancy sites.

What can farmers and gardeners do to improve bee health?

Farmers need to reduce the use of pesticides. In an ideal world, they wouldn't need any at all. But pesticides play a fundamental role to meet the current and future (up to +70%) food demand. In any case, they should always ensure only non-harmful pesticides are employed. More meticulous pesticide testing will also be required, as current risk assessment practices are typically superficial or may only focus on one type of pollinator such as the honeybee. We need to worry about the honeybee population, yes, but also about all other species' such as the bumble bee.

Planting a hedgerow can also help pollinators immensely, as this provides a permanent ecosystem with plenty of nearby food. Hedgerows and shrubs are also great for a tired bee to rest up or even for a solitary bee to form a nest in holes or crevices within the bark of a trunk or hollow twig.

Farmers should also aim for crop diversity, which has been found to in all likelihood benefit carabid and pollinator colonies.

What can policymakers do to save bees?

Policymakers should incentivise farmers to practice agriculture in a way that respects the local bee population - the overall local biodiversity, in fact. That is, using 100% non-hazardous chemicals if any at all.

Pesticides should be subject to stricter risk assessments through legislation, ensuring these are non-hazardous for the various species of pollinators.

Local councils should also invest more in green landscaping, planting native trees and seasonal flowers throughout the city and the local parks, creating the perfect ecosystem for a bee colony - and for the wellbeing of the local residents.

Stricter planning regulations should also be applied at a local or national level to ensure bee-friendly natural habitats are created in private developments as well as public spaces.

Close monitoring of bee colonies and their ecosystem should also be incentivised in order to optimise local bee health and bee population.

What is our sustainable save the bees clothing collection about?

Our sustainable bee clothing collection has been designed to help you spread awareness about the importance of bees, without giving up on design.

Konsciouskind's Cute Biodegradable Save the bees iPhone Case No.1

Some of the motifs in our bee clothing collection include old Japanese artwork, floral patterns and minimalistic kanji. That is, in addition to bee-promoting messages such as SAVE THE BEES!

Do you love sustainable fashion? And do you agree we should do everything we can to raise awareness about bees? Then why not start by having a look at one of our best sellers, our Save the Bees | T-shirt No.4? This one's perfect for summer!

What makes Konsciouskind clothing sustainable?

Our wide range of sustainable clothes is made with comfort in mind and only uses responsibly sourced fabric, ranging from certified organic cotton to recycled polyester.

Likewise, we only produce to order, which means your new Konsciouskind clothing is virtually zero waste.

For details, click on any of the products above and check the technical tab.

Male model wearing Konsciouskind's gender neutral fashion: a white organic cotton t-shirt with a gender equality logo design

Our way to sustainable fashion

Advocating for sustainability

We are a sustainable clothing brand based in the UK, striving to offer you quality affordable sustainable fashion which go beyond their original function. Our clothes are designed to help you promote sustainability daily. All you have to do is wear your Konsciouskind clothes.

No to fast fashion

We are a slow fashion sustainable brand. We believe that it’s time to slow down the fast-paced, wasteful fashion industry and help you, customers, make better decisions about what you wear.

Our model is the complete opposite of high-street fast fashion brands: we only make our sustainable clothing on order. Our production processes help us drastically reduce waste and material usage to achieve virtually zero clothing waste.

As a result, if you choose Konsciouskind, the environmental impact of your new clothes is reduced remarkably.

Only sustainable materials

As a sustainable fashion brand, we never contemplated alternatives: our sustainable fashion is cruelty-free and has always been made with recycled materials and sustainable fabrics.

These range from certified organic cotton cultivated in farms with fair working conditions to recycled polyester (rPET) made from plastic bottles.

Say no to polluting chemicals and soil over-exploitation. Choose our Konsciouskind sustainable materials, reduce your environmental impact and drive change.

Sustainability in our supply chain

We’re not interested in empty claims and we know neither are you. We want to make sure our sustainable fashion is indeed sustainable.

Sustainability is a top priority for us at Konsciouskind and we make every effort to ensure it. We partner with suppliers who use sustainable materials and a have a responsible supply chain. When you buy from us, you can rest assured that the makers of the garment work under fair working conditions and are paid a living wage.

You can look at other sustainable brands, and you will see: sustainable fashion doesn’t get any better than Konsciouskind. Want to learn more? Read about our sustainable supply chain and the quality of our clothes.

Driving change with fashion

Fashion experts from Vogue agree: “As a visual medium, fashion is on the front line of communication. In the blink of an eye, an outfit can say what may be impossible or too impolitic to put into words.“. In a more fundamental level, a piece of clothing can easily spark the beginning of a conversation to help you advocate for sustainability and to influence others.

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